Lakewood The Temptress | Lakewood Brewing Company

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Lakewood The TemptressLakewood The Temptress
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lakewood Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Va-va-voom! Our Temptress is seduction in a glass. Curvy in all the right places, this Imperial Milk Stout pours with a thick, milk chocolate head. Chocolate and caramel malt give it a rich and complex body while the lower carbonation gives the beer a silky mouth feel. She’s voluptuous, with a soft alcohol warmth that grows deeper with every sip. Take your time with her and she’ll reward you.

Added by Mora2000 on 10-13-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
707
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
28.96%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
218
For Trade:
9
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Reviews: 86 | Ratings: 707
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.31/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pretty close to straight up black. Some super dark brown at the edges when held to direct light. Head is khaki and super creamy. Drops to a thin cap and smallish creamy collar that persists for the duration. Some splotches of lacing.

Smell: Roasted chocolate. Chocolate malts with a big helping on lactose. Milky sweet chocolate. So much chocolate. Grainy roasted malt. Touch of alcohol and grass in the back. Not a ton of complexity, but what it has is nice.

Taste: Melt a Tootsie Roll down and roast that bad boy and that's this beer. Milky sweet with a ton of lactose sugar sweetness. Incredibly sweet. Crystallized chocolate candy. Boozy. Gritty cocoa bitterness on the back. Chalk. Some vanilla and something almost woody. Licorice and something slightly smoky. Bitter from cocoa. Hops are non-existent.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth. Super creamy. Medium body with a moderate carbonation. A bit dry on the finish.

Overall: I wasn't tempted, but I was intrigued before the diabeetus kicked in.

Entirely too sweet overall. Dial back the lactose a touch and it would be a solid milk stout, very solid.

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Photo of BigBry
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draft, this one sounded really good.
Deep, dark black with a chocolate milk colored head. Foam slowly abates, leaving a nice network of lace.
Smell of caramel malt, chocolate, and some vanilla.
Loaded with flavor, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, finishes with more vanilla. Warm but no alcohol burn, well hidden for 9%.
Rich, layers of flavor, thick body. Smooth mouth feel.
Very drinkable despite the complexity and high alcohol.

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Photo of Charlie_Hoss
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured Into my DFH Snifter/goblet glass

A: Pours a great 1 inch, brown head. The only thing that lets light into this beer is the carbonation sitting right under the head.

S:Not too much in this department. This was the only let down of this beer. A little sweet smelling but nothing too crazy

T:Out of the bottle the first sip is a bit boozy with a dark chocolate malty finish. As it warms up the vanilla comes out much stronger and the alcohol calms down a bit. The finish is different than any stout I have had before. I cant tell if it is the roasted malt or hops that I am getting in the finish but its a very refreshing dark chocolate finish.

M: Wonderful mouthfeel. Thick and coating the whole tongue. Silky smooth despite the decent carbonation. You would almost think it is milk/cream like. Awesome

O: Overall a great Imperial Milk Stout. While I cant say I have had many I have had my fair share of stouts and this one is very drinkable. I would definitely pick this up if it were available in Jersey. I can see me drinking this for desert even in the warmer weather. Cheers!

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured down the middle of a snifter giving way to a big thick tanned head and a dark seductive black body. Laces nicely.

It’s got a nice roast and chocolate character to it but there has to be a smoked malt aspect to this thing. I had it on draft and now on bottle and there is a smokey/meaty type of malt thing going on.

Mmm big smooth creamy mouthfeel. Roasty with some sweet chocolate and some smoke. Well balanced between roast and sweet aspects. Super easy to drink. It is quite dangerous.

Love this.

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Photo of BigBarley
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Live review. Found this at the local liquor store, hadn't heard of it before, but the idea of imperial milk stout is always an intriguing one.

A - Pouring hard lead to about a finger of light tan head, good lacing on glass. Head recedes to a foamy cover on the surface. Actual beer is nearly midnight black, with traces of ruby. No real bubbles visible.

S - sweet, roasted scent. Not very strong smelling, but faint black malts and an unidentified sweetness come through. Disappointed by lack of real aroma

T - Up front is a faintly chocolate note of dark malt, immediately followed by an explosion of vanilla and oaky notes. Strange beer, enters in a unique way and coats your tongue with conflicting flavors. Alcohol and milky sweetness fight it out, and there's a spicy vanilla bean thing that's clashing with the chocolate. An interesting flavor profile, makes up for the lacking nose. Think something oak aged with vanilla and pasteurized into creamy, spicy madness. It's a little jumbled, and I personally feel like the boozy is working against the great notes of vanilla and wood, but for the most part it's very flavorful and enjoyable

M - Thick but smooth. Feels like it's got very active carbonation, and it foams and creams up with little provocation in the mouth. Excellent feel for this style, exactly what you'd hope for.

O - Other than the disappointing lack of nose, and the slightly contrary flavors, this beer is pretty great. It could use a little balance, and I sure wish I could smell this thing, but all around it delivers some complexity, some body, and for the price it does it's job well

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Photo of fragilehearted
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into an oversized snifter.

A - rich chocolatey black with an inch of tan head that goes down to a ring & cover. Some lacing sticks around. Pretty nice.

S - sweet milk chocolate, coffee. Not terribly complex but pretty expected for a milk stout. You really can smell the sweetness, and not in a bad way.

T - so much chocolateness, it's wonderful. Then the coffee, and a little bit of dark fruit hidden in there with the roasted malts. It's sweet, but not overly so. Really enjoyable.

M - thick and creamy, yet very smooth. You do get a little bit of the heat, though. This page says 8.5%, but my bottle reads 9.1%.

D/O - very drinkable. This is an outstanding offering from a young brewery. The barrel aged version of this is definitely better (seriously, beergasm), but the regular version is still excellent.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle courtesy of fthomasl pours a rich black color with a dense cap of khaki head. Nice retention and great lacing.

Nose is sweet chocolate with a mild plum fruit and brown bread. Smells like a milk stout, thats for sure.

Taste starts with chocolate and mild roast, followed up with a surprising amount of grassy hop. The finish is long and dusty with the alcohol finally making its presence known. The mouthfeel is very nice, the beer is perfectly carbonated and the body is silky smooth. It is not as heavy and sweet as I thought from the aroma, but it is more than enough to compliment a 8.5% ABV. This is quite a tasty treat, I am looking forward to getting some more of this on my next trip up to the metroplex!

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Photo of izombie
4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not the actual Temptress, but the Bourbon barrel Temptress. Had a glass at the brewery on 12/22/2012. This was a wonderful stout. Must admit that the entire tasting experience was very nice, but the Temptress, either aged in a bourbon barrel, or not, was wonderful.

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Photo of abeerwiseguy
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on tap at Zio Carlos Brewpub in Fort Worth on West Magnolia.

Served in a brandy snifter the color was jet black inkiness with a single finger worth of dark brown head.

Aromas of chocolate and coffee greeted my nose and rich lingering tastes of smokey chocolate and espresso. The beer was surprisingly viscous and felt very rich on the tongue.

Low carbonation with an incredibly thick and rich mouth feel that lingered for some minutes after each sip.

While this effort by the fledgling Lakewood Brewing Co. in Garland is not the best Imperial Russian Stout I have had it certainly is distinct and holds it's own against the top US brews in this style I have tried and rate highly. (North Coast Brewery, Fort Bragg, CA, etc.)

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Photo of brentk56
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The coal black liquid arrives with several fingers of head that leaves a curtain of lace behind

Smell: Chocolate and coffee

Taste: Milk chocolate and coffee, up front, with a hint of dark fruit and caramel that adds complexity; after the swallow, the milk chocolate flavor dominates the finish though there is a roasty quality the lingers throughout and becomes more noticeable in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; some warmth develops in the gullet

Overall: A very impressive imperial stout that brings a rich chocolate flavor with a coffee twist

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Photo of Mora2000
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On nitro tap at the Common Table.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a nitro-induced tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate and coffee notes, as expected. The flavor features a lot of chocolate and some light smoke, as well as a ton of roasted malt notes. Slick mouthfeel and low carbonation.

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Lakewood The Temptress from Lakewood Brewing Company
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